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  • Opera in an Hour Family Movie Festival

    September 29th, 2016

    Opera in an Hour Family Movie Festival

    Start Date: Saturday 11/12/2016 — End Date: Saturday 11/12/2016

    Bring the whole family to our FREE Opera in an Hour film screenings of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. See a screening of these timeless operas that are perfect for all ages and include a live introduction. Stay for the active and exciting Exploration Workshop in between plus crafting activities!

    Eugene Brancoveanu, star of
    The Elixir of Love, will make a special live appearance!

    Saturday, November 12, 2016
    The Magic Flute: 10-11:15am
    Exploration Workshop: 11am-12pm
    The Elixir of Love: 1-2:15pm

    The Wilsey Center for Opera
    War Memorial Veterans Building
    401 Van Ness Avenue, SF

    Film screenings are FREE!
    Exploration Workshop is $10
    (scholarships available)
    Register today:

    Location: 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco

    Contact: Alyssa Stone

    Geoffrey Farmer: Visiting Artists and Scholars L

    September 29th, 2016

    Geoffrey Farmer: Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

    Start Date: Tuesday 10/4/2016 — End Date: Tuesday 10/4/2016

    Vancouver-based artist Geoffrey Farmer’s elaborately layered installations have taken inspiration from sources as various as Life magazine, Walt Whitman, and Frank Zappa. Returning to SFAI for the first time since attending in the early 1990s, Farmer is currently preparing to represent Canada in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Farmer’s recent tour de force Leaves of Grass (2012), a major installation which assembled a monumental (124-foot-long) historical menagerie of clippings from vintage Life magazines, earned significant acclaim at dOCUMENTA (13).

    Recent solo exhibitions include The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2016); How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015); Let’s Make the Water Turn Black, Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014); Hamburg Kunstverein (2014); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2013); Nottingham Contemporary (2013); Every day needs an urgent whistle blown into it, Art Gallery of Ontario (2014); The Grass and Banana go for a walk, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2014); Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (2013) and The Surgeon and the Photographer, Barbican Centre, London (2013). He has also had solo exhibitions at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2011); Walter Philips Gallery, Banff (2010); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008); The Drawing Room, London, UK (2007) and the Power Plant, Toronto (2005).

    Recent group exhibitions include Objects do things, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2016); A Brief History of the Future, The Louvre, Paris (2015); Luminato Festival, Toronto (2015); Steirischer Herbst Festival of New Art, Graz, Austria (2015); Shine a Light, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2014); Puppet Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2013); Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stadt Fellbach, Germany (2013); dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); Stage Presence, SFMOMA, San Francisco (2012); The Garden of Forking Paths, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2011) and the Istanbul Biennial (2011).

    Location: 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco

    Contact: San Francisco Art Institute

    Singles Halloween Costume Party & Dance

    September 29th, 2016

    Singles Halloween Costume Party & Dance

    Start Date: Friday 10/28/2016 — End Date: Friday 10/28/2016

    Halloween is always the best theme each year for a party. Everyone is so much friendlier and less inhibited! $15/advance (by Oct 27) or $20/door includes a Costume Contest (costumes are optional) and Dance Party, featuring your favorite hits. Adults of all ages welcome. Friday, Oct 28, 2016, 8pm-Midnight.

    LOCATION: Hilton Hotel, 4949 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara CA 95054. Free parking.

    CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; Your Asian Connection; and many singles meetups.

    DISCOUNT & more parties, including Marin Halloween Party on Oct 29, at

    Location: 4949 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara CA

    Contact: Rich Gosse

    Simon Sinek, author of ‘Start with Why’ & ‘Toget

    September 28th, 2016

    Simon Sinek, author of ‘Start with Why’ & ‘Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration’

    Start Date: Tuesday 10/18/2016 — End Date: Tuesday 10/18/2016
    Admission:$12 - $50

    Sinek’s newest book, Together is Better, is a celebration of that simple human idea that we are better when we help each other than we are when we work alone.
    Too often, we avoid asking for help when we need it or refuse to accept it when it’s offered for fear that it will make us look weak or put us or our job at risk. We often keep self-doubt to ourselves instead of turning to someone we trust for inspiration.
    Together is Better has combined some of Sinek’s favorite quotes, amazing illustrations, storytelling and commentary. In the simplest way possible, Sinek reminds us what it means to be a leader, the courage it takes to ask for help and the value of working together. It is a story that illustrates the need for leaders to foster environments in which trust and cooperation can thrive.
    Sinek, the best selling author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last, has taught companies and employees around the world how to inspire people. He is known for popularizing the concept of “Why,” and his TED talk is the third most-watched presentation with more than 27 million views.

    Location: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto

    Contact: Georgette Gehue

    Young Professionals Build Your Network Mixer at

    September 27th, 2016

    Young Professionals Build Your Network Mixer at SOMA Eats 10/4 from 7pm-9pm

    Start Date: Tuesday 10/4/2016 — End Date: Tuesday 10/4/2016
    Admission:RSVP $15 or pay $20 at the door.

    San Francisco Professional Connector presents, Build Your Network Mixer on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, from 7pm to 9pm at the modern cafe and bottle shop SOMA Eats ( located in the center of downtown 186 2nd St, San Francisco.

    Our Bay Area events are the perfect place to expand your network and start building connections, while still enjoying yourself. Be interactive, build contacts, learn new information and share stories with other professionals attending our events. It doesn’t take much more than a conversation to connect with others and meet interesting individuals that will inspire you.

    Discover and enjoy a variety of wines and beers at this beautiful restaurant and bottle shop located at SOMA. It is a great opportunity for business and social networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to make connections and build your network while enjoying Soma Eats specialties of curated beers, selected wines, and a finely curated library of spirits to take home.

    RSVP Now at or pay $20 at the door.
    (At the Door Cash Only)

    This very special evening will give you the opportunity to discover the Soma Eats beautiful bottle shop that features various high-end liquor from across the globe. Come meet sophisticated and entertaining people during this special After Work Mixer.

    The event is from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This is 21 years and older event.

    RSVP Now at
    RSVP Required: RSVP for only $15 or pay $20 at the door (At the Door Cash Only)

    Young Professionals – Build Your Network Mixer @ SOMA Eats SF

    10/4/16 – San Francisco
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

    SOMA Eats
    186 2nd Street, San Francisco

    Soma Eats is a modern cafe in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Drawing inspiration from our own family recipes—we created a menu based on everyday favorites, but punctuated by bright, global flavors. We use the highest quality seasonal ingredients available in order to offer food we feel passionately about. In addition, to our café with great eats and a rotating selection of local coffee, The Bottle Shop at Soma Eats showcases a curated selection of wines, craft beers, and artisanal spirits. Our beer and wine selections pair perfectly with our menu items. We encourage you to grab a bottle from the case and find a cozy spot for on-site enjoyment.

    Location: 186 2nd Street, San Francisco San Francisco

    Contact: Moréa Pollet

    May We All Be One

    September 27th, 2016

    May We All Be One

    Start Date: Sunday 10/2/2016 — End Date: Sunday 10/2/2016

    Sunday, October 2, 10 pm
    East County Shared Ministry
    First Congregational Church of Antioch – Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg
    200 E Leland Rd (between Railroad & Harbor), Pittsburg, CA 94565
    The Historic Stoneman Chapel
    925.439.9361 – 925.757.4094

    Rev. Christy Parks-Ramage will lead worship as we celebrate World Communion Sunday and the interconnection of all congregations around the globe. Featured musicians will be Jane Fish and Steve Rhodes. Join in sharing inspired scripture, song, fellowship and praise. A special international potluck will follow at the Fellowship Hour.

    Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, ALL are welcome here. We recognize, celebrate and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. Everyone is invited to participate in community and worship including, but not limited to, believers, seekers, agnostics, women and men, those of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, those of all races and cultures, those of all classes and abilities, those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope.

    Location: 200 E Leland Rd (btwn Railroad & Harbor) Pittsburg

    Contact: Event coordinator

    Larry Brilliant, former Director of &

    September 27th, 2016

    Larry Brilliant, former Director of & Author ‘Sometimes Brilliant’

    Start Date: Monday 10/10/2016 — End Date: Monday 10/10/2016
    Admission:$12 - $50

    Brilliant’s life has taken him across continents and countercultural movements. He is responsible for some of the most significant medical, spiritual, and social achievements of the past century working with leaders and icons including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, Wavy Gravy, the Dalai Lama, and President Barack Obama.

    Brilliant was the executive director of and chaired the Presidential Advisory Committee on Bio-Surveillance. He lived in India for more than 10 years working as a United Nations medical officer, where he played a key role in the World Health Organization smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He also co-founded The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in more than 20 countries.

    Learn more about Brilliant’s inspiring life and journey.

    Location: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto

    Contact: Georgette Gehue

    The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens Release Par

    September 27th, 2016

    The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens Release Party

    Start Date: Saturday 10/22/2016 — End Date: Saturday 10/22/2016

    Join local author and co-founder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Jennifer Shannon, at a launch party to celebrate the success of her latest book, The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens. The book has already been awarded an endorsement by UK health organization The Reading Agency, and Shannon has achieved Top 5 status with her publisher, Harbinger Press. Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, currently works with children, teens, and adults specializing in Anxiety Disorders, including Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This event is open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

    Location: 613 College Avenue Santa Rosa

    Contact: Jennifer Shannon

    Mission Peak Brass Band: ‘Fall Formal’ concert

    September 26th, 2016

    Mission Peak Brass Band: ‘Fall Formal’ concert

    Start Date: Friday 11/4/2016 — End Date: Friday 11/4/2016
    Admission:$15, $10 for students and seniors

    We kick off the brass band season with a concert of flourishes and formality, including a beautiful transcription of the moving Finale from Mahler’s Symphony #2, Dave Adams’ transcription of Saint Saens’ Finale from “Hail! California,” and Karl King’s march Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite. The concert also includes Eric Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby (featuring flugelhorn soloist Cliff Mercer) and Irving Berlin’s Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.

    Location: Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Boulevard Fremont

    Contact: kathy Switky

    Ohlone Community Band: Suite Celebration

    September 26th, 2016

    Ohlone Community Band: Suite Celebration

    Start Date: Wednesday 11/2/2016 — End Date: Wednesday 11/2/2016
    Admission:$10, $5 for students and seniors

    The Ohlone Community Band presents a selection of famous suites composed for wind band, from Holst’s classic First Suite in Eb (1909), Milhaud’s programmatic Suite Française (1945), Persichetti’s dance piece Divertimento (1950), and Michael Mikulka’s contemporary First Suite for Wind Band (2016). Along with military band pieces and concert medleys, the performance will be a real audience-pleaser.

    Location: Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Boulevard Fremont CA

    Contact: kathy Switky